Mayfields New Market Town

  • Client

    Mayfields Market Towns Ltd

  • Sector

    Garden Towns, Cities & Villages

  • Location

    Mayfields, West Sussex

  • Planning Authority

    West Sussex County Council and Highways England

  • Description

    New Market Town of 8,000 homes promoting sustainable travel choices, and contributing positively to climate change, healthy living and socially inclusivity


new homes

Active Travel
Garden Towns, Cities & Villages
Low Carbon
Masterplanning & Mixed-Use
Smart Transport

Project overview

Mayfields is a proposal for a new market town between Brighton and Crawley, providing homes for people of all ages, as well as new schools, public transport, shops and leisure facilities. It will be built on garden city principles, which include: a strong vision, leadership and community engagement; community ownership of land and long-term stewardship of assets.

The aim is to build a sustainable community that internally contains many of the facilities required to support the new town along with excellent links to public transport.

Our approach

We are providing transport advice to support the site for inclusion in both the Horsham and Mid-Sussex District Councils’ Local Plans.

Transport: Extensive discussions are taking place with West Sussex County Council and Highways England as well as local bus operators to develop a transport strategy that can accommodate the development. As well as highway infrastructure improvements, the town and surrounding areas are being designed to encourage walking, cycling and public transport movements.

Microsim: A sub-region microsimulation model was developed as the basis for assessing the proposed development. The model captures the corridor of the A23 between Bolney and south of Pyecombe, and the main routes between Cowfold, Antsy, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks and Henfield. This will be the evidence base to underpin the transport strategy and determine the comprehensive package of measures to mitigate the impact of the new town as well as providing input to the master planning process by allowing the internal network interactions to be considered as the site develops.